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Erin Andrews Shares How “Mom Guilt” Doesn’t Discriminate

Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews wants everyone to know that no matter who you are or what your circumstances are, mom guilt is a powerful force.

The sportscaster recently spoke to People about her partnership with Enfamil Enspire Optimum, which is encouraging parents not to bottle up their emotions. Erin admitted that she has been guilty of keeping her feelings hidden, but she realizes now how important it is to speak up so other mothers feel comfortable doing the same.

While she’s faced many highs and lows on her journey as a parent, one of the most crippling lows has been mom guilt. And before having her son, Mack, who is 9 months old, she didn’t believe she would fall victim to the feeling.

“I didn’t think I would have much guilt,” she said. “I went into this pretty naive; I thought, ‘I’ve had this career my whole life; I’ll be fine; I travel, that’s just kind of part of my life.’ But I started feeling guilty when I was away.”

Erin added, “I feel bad when I didn’t get to put him to bed or I missed bath time or I missed dinner, so that was a little difficult. TheĀ mom guiltĀ is real. I’m trying to figure that whole thing out.”

A Nanny Helped Erin Andrews Come To Terms With Her Feelings

Erin Andrews shared that she had a nanny for the first months of Mack’s life, and it was she who pushed the new mom to open up.

“She was with us for six months,” she said. “But she taught me so much. She taught me so much about formula; She taught me so much about being hard on myself. She taught me about accepting the fact that I’m a working mom.”

Her Nanny also helped Erin accept needing help, saying that many parents have their families, babysitters, and daycares to help juggle their responsibilities. But most importantly, the wise nanny explained how important it was to be honest so other moms have realistic expectations.

“She’s like, ‘Don’t lie to mothers. Don’t make it seem like you don’t know what it’s like having help and feeling overwhelmed,'” Erin continued.

Erin Andrews does have help who currently lives with her. She also has a baby nurse “on speed dial” and an “absolutely amazing” and helpful husband.

“I have my group around me that has helped with my career and now hear a lot about this,” she added. “My friends that already have babies have been a huge help.”

“I do think it’s important to be honest about the help that you have around you,” Erin continued, “because that’s my reality right now.”

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